Record breaking moments in the yoga universe

New Delhi: On this International Yoga Day, Rajasthan’s education city Kota turned into Yoga city when over one lakh people performed yoga at the same time. They created a new Guinness World Record on International Yoga day.

Let’s take a look at some of the record breaking advances yoga practitioners have made:

This man did a whopping 25,000 puch-ups in 10 hours

Announcement of the making of world records in yoga

Live: Press Conference- अंतर्राष्ट्रीय योग दिवस के उपलक्ष्य पर योग में बन रहे अनेकों विश्व रिकार्ड्स की घोषणा… #YogaInKota

Posted by Swami Ramdev on Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Here’s some more:

Largest prenatal yoga class in Rajkot

In June 2016, 1,546 pregnant women gathered in Rajkot, to perform prenatal yoga simultaneously as part of the region’s International Yoga Day celebrations. Prime Minister reacted to their feat on Twitter, “I congratulate these women for embracing Yoga and joining the #IDY2016 celebrations. Very inspiring.”

Meet the oldest yoga instructor

Canadia’s Ida Herbert broke the world record for oldest yoga instructor. She was 96-year-old in 2012 when she made the record. Now, soon to be 101, the oldest yoga instructor regularly teaches a group of older women who call themselves “Ida’s Girls.”


Avid practitioners say doing ‘doga’ or dog yoga helps one relieve stress while forming a stronger bond with their furry four-legged friends. In January 2016, 270 dogs and their flexible owners got together in Stanley Plaza, Hong Kong to break the world record for the largest doga class.

Largest yoga gathering

As part of International Day of Yoga Celebrations in 2015, India set two new Guinness World Records for Yoga with 35,985 participants performing asanas at one venue and as many as 84 nationalities joining in the official observation of International Yoga Day on Rajpath.